Dawson moves past Alvin 52-33

PEARLAND — It took a strong fourth quarter effort for the Dawson Eagles before they were able to move past the Alvin Yellowjackets 52-33.

The Eagles haven't looked as sharp as Dawson head coach Mark Barre would like to see as they barely got past Pasadena Dobie 38-28, lost to league-leading South Houston 52-47, before getting back on the winning track with the victory over Alvin.

Dawson is the defending district champion, but they are still in search of some leadership on the court if they hope to defend that title this season. There are some other teams in the district that are hungry for a league championship as evidenced by the Trojans of South Houston who are still undefeated in league play.

The Yellowjackets are a more improved team this year and they entered the Eagles Nest last week determined to make a game of it.

Both offenses struggled in the opening quarter with Alvin grabbing a slim 6-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Dawson was able to generate a little more offensive activity in the second period to outscore the Jackets 13-9 giving them a 18-15 lead at intermission.

The game remained close in the third quarter as the Eagles edged the Jackets 11-9 for a 29-24 advantage entering the final eight minutes of the contest.

That's when Barre's team finally got some life on offense and defense outscoring Alvin 23-9 to put the Jackets away 52-33.

Dawson's Carl Nicholas led the charge with 15 points while getting help from Jules Moor who scored 13.

The Eagles improve to 8-1 on the season in district play to remain a game back of South Houston.